Missy Morrow's avatar Missy Morrow Vote Code: 67638

This is the image of my 4' x 5' oil painting of "My Americana" that was displayed at the DeVos Center at ArtPrize 2014. I am currently working on my 2018 ArtPrize entry to be displayed at the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum. This year's piece is composed of 3 presidential limos that were built in the state of Michigan. I was inspired by the display of these vehicles at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and decided to place them in parade together for this year's ArtPrize piece. The automotive industry in Michigan has been an integral part of my life. As an automotive coatings chemist, I was 1 of 3 generations to have worked in the auto industry along with many other members of my extended family. Little did I know that years of precise color matching would come in handy for my career in painting. This piece represents my hope that as a country we can refocus our efforts on beauty, integrity and good design as displayed by these beautiful vehicles.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 in
  • Medium: Oil on Panel
  • Width: 4 ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 5 ft